Dr. D. Subhakar, as the Vice-chancellor of VIT-AP, has guided and contributed immensely to the creation of a scholarly and creative institution. Previously, Dr. Subhakar has worked as a Scientist in Central and State government institutions for about 15 years, before moving to the teaching profession at VIT University, Vellore. He served as a Division Leader of Energy, Dean of Academics and Director of Software Development Cell at VIT Vellore.
During his 10 year tenure at VIT, he implemented Fully Flexible Credit System (FFCS) in academics and spearheaded a team of programmers who developed in-house campus management software for the University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from TNAU Coimbatore, an M.Tech. in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.